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Meeting Name: Government Audit and Oversight Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 4/15/2021 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location:
Regular Meeting
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210349 1 Hearing - City Whistleblower Program and Most Recent Whistleblower ReportHearingFiledHearing on the most recent Whistleblower Report from the Office of the City Controller and to review the status of the City’s Whistleblower Program; and requesting the Office of the Controller to report.HEARD AND FILEDPass Action details Video Video
210200 1 Concurring in Actions to Meet Local Emergency - Coronavirus Response - Thirty-Fifth SupplementMotionPassedMotion concurring in actions taken by the Mayor in the Thirty-Fifth Supplement to the Proclamation of Emergency to meet the ongoing local emergency related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic by allowing departments to extend COVID-19-related contracts through a streamlined process for an additional twelve months; allowing the Civil Service Commission to approve emergency personal service contracts without requiring advance union notification otherwise required by memoranda of understanding; authorizing the Controller to adopt a policy concerning streamlined approval of certain amendments to non-COVID-19-related contracts; and authorizing the Controller to adopt a policy under which the City may provide expedited payments of funds covering cost-of-doing-business or cost-of-living increases to nonprofit organizations that provide services under existing agreements with the City.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210245 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Frank Villa - $64,250OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Frank Villa against the City and County of San Francisco for $64,250; the lawsuit was filed on May 14, 2019, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-19-575979; entitled Frank Villa v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves alleged personal injury from a fall in a City parking lot.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210246 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Luis Angel Garcia Valencia - $41,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Luis Angel Garcia Valencia against the City and County of San Francisco for $41,000; the lawsuit was filed on November 30, 2018, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-18-571714; entitled Luis Angel Garcia Valencia v. City and County of San Francisco, et. al; the lawsuit involves alleged personal injury from a vehicle collision.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210247 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Jennifer Galarza - $100,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Jennifer Galarza against the City and County of San Francisco for $100,000; the lawsuit was filed on September 7, 2018, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-18-569532; entitled Jennifer Galarza v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves an employment dispute.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210329 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Recology San Francisco, Sunset Scavenger Company, and Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling Company - San Francisco Refuse Ratepayers to Receive $94,520,000 in Restitution; City to Receive $7,000,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by the City and County of San Francisco against Recology San Francisco, Sunset Scavenger Company, and Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling Company for payment of at least $94,520,000 in restitution and related interest as well as $7,000,000 in civil penalties; the lawsuit was filed on March 4, 2021, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-21-590091; entitled People of the State of California, acting by and through Dennis J. Herrera as City Attorney of San Francisco; and City and County of San Francisco v. Recology San Francisco, Sunset Scavenger Company, and Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling Company; the lawsuit involves Defendants’ violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law and San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code based on improper overcharging of San Francisco refuse Ratepayers and unlawful gifts and contributions made to city employees and officers or to third-parties at their request; other material terms of the settlement are that Defendants agree to be bound to a four-year injunction to be presentRECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210330 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Elena Ruiz-Diaz and Mercedes Arroyo - $600,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Elena Ruiz-Diaz and Mercedes Arroyo against the City and County of San Francisco for $600,000; the lawsuit was filed on July 30, 2020, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-20-585869; entitled Elena Ruiz-Diaz, by and through her attorney-in-fact, Mercedes Arroyo, and Mercedes Arroyo, individually v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves allegations of medical negligence, elder neglect/abuse, violations of the Patient’s Bill of Rights, and negligent infliction of emotional distress concerning Ms. Ruiz-Diaz’s care at Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210331 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Armin Abdollahvand - $50,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Armin Abdollahvand against the City and County of San Francisco for $50,000; the lawsuit was filed on August 27, 2019, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-19-578732; entitled Armin Abdollahvand v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves an alleged personal injury in a rear-end automobile collision involving a City employee.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210332 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Ramsey Abouremeleh - $275,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Ramsey Abouremeleh against the City and County of San Francisco, et al. for $275,000; the lawsuit was filed on January 5, 2021, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco, Case No. CGC-21-588689; entitled Ramsey Abouremeleh v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves an employment dispute.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210248 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Shipt, Inc. - $215,000ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed by Shipt, Inc. against the City and County of San Francisco for $215,000; the claim was filed on July 24, 2020; the claim involves a refund of gross receipts taxes, penalties, and interest.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210249 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Katherine Ripley - $75,000ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed by Katherine Ripley against the City and County of San Francisco for $75,000; the claim was filed on January 31, 2020; the claim involves alleged personal injury arising from the use of the South Sunset Athletic Field.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210333 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Luis Hernandez - $65,602ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed by Luis Hernandez against the City and County of San Francisco for $65,602; the claim was filed on February 18, 2020; the claim involves a cast iron water main break that caused flooding to the property.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
210334 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Farmers Insurance Exchange - $60,000ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed by Farmers Insurance Exchange against the City and County of San Francisco for $60,000; the claim was filed on January 17, 2020; the claim involves property damage arising from sewer main pipe overflow as a result of heavy rain, which resulted in loss of business income.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video